Richard Lynch is an American country music artist. The sounds of the Richard Lynch Band are reminiscent of the classics that started it all. The same passion and raw truth that fueled the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and George Jones, is sewn into the fabric of Richard Lynch. In a world of fabricated country stars, Richard Lynch stands out in a crowd as the poster boy for what true country music stands for. It goes back as far as 3 decades, it comes up with the sun each morning, and it settles in the music and voice of Richard Lynch. The spirit of the Richard Lynch Band
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Gig Length: 75 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $100,000,000 - General liability
What to Expect
An experienced season band bringing real country music, dance tunes and great atmosphere of all your favorite tunes
RICHARD LYNCH BIO
For over 30 years, Richard Lynch has been sharing his love and passion for traditional country music - the kind that once you hear it you can't ever forget it because it gives you goosebumps and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You know those timeless country songs about life, love, heartache and happiness..And drinking, living and dying. That true traditional country music that has a standard as natural and honest as real life.
Lynch got the itch for country music as a young farmboy from his father, Woody Lynch, who taught him how to pick a guitar, sing and appreciate a good country music audience at a very young age. That influence is still evident today as he plays and sings the songs that his Daddy taught him years ago. As well as more country and southern rock type favorites from the 80s and 90s, Richard’s era. Richard enjoys and performs tunes from the early western swing sound to cowboy songs of yesterday, from rockabilly to hard driving honky tonk and outlaw country. A true traditionalist, Richard’s vocals can be described as burnished baritone with a signature low end that resonates with authentic expression and passion.
Woody's influences consisted of 50's legends Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubbs and Carl Smith. Combined with Richard’s influences including the 70s and 80s icons of Conway Twitty, Buck Owens, Mel Street, Merle Haggard and later Keith Whitley and George Strait you have the country music heritage that has imprinted itself on Richard Lynch for a lifetime wide and deep. Richard’s band’s playlist also includes popular 90’s icons Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, and Travis Tritt among others. Music to sing along with, get your toes tapping or just get up and boogie or dance a two-step.
His father's talents had a lasting impact on Richard, and he put that love of country music to paper when he wrote "Daddy's Guitar", an original song that tells the story of how he was born and raised to appreciate country music and traditional values of growing up on a farm.
Lynch got his first "paying gig" at the age of 15 and grew from there, playing over 300 nights a year at countless clubs, fairs, festivals and other venues throughout the 1980s and 90s along with private events where he performed alongside national touring acts and other regional entertainers. Also later in the 80s and 90s, Lynch began to tour as Richard Lynch and at that time the Renegade Band, playing extensively all over the nation including such cities as Baltimore, Atlanta, Savannah, Tunica (Mississippi) and Sikeston (Missouri) among others. Woody would accompany Richard on these tours, where he never met a stranger and often ran into folks he knew and now appreciated his first born son’s talents.
Richard further honed his true country style and determined his non-compromising performance standard by being honored to share the stage or be the opening act during the 80s and 90s for such well known country artists as:
John Conley, John Anderson, the Bellamy Brothers, Eddie Rabbit, Keith Whitley, Confederate Railroad, David Allen Coe, Johnny Paycheck, Shenandoah, Shelby Lynn, Hank Williams III and others.
Recently, Lynch has founded the Keepin It Country Farm, a music venue in a 1860s antique barn where aspiring country music artists perform where Richard enjoys life on the farm. The Keepin it Country Farm was the home for The Ohio Hayride in 2010, a live radio broadcast from the barn on 2 local radio stations broadcasting a 40 mile radius including southwestern Ohio, eastern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Country music fans from several states attended The Ohio Hayride broadcasts where traditional country artists TG Sheppard, Helen Cornelius, Lulu Roman, Michael Twitty and T Graham Brown performed, backed up the Richard Lynch Band. In the past couple of years, Richard has had the privilege of playing his music with country hitmakers: David Ball, Jimmy Fortune and David Frizzell.
Richard Lynch is determined to stay true to his roots by carrying on his family tradition with renditions of all those country lyrics that extoll the values and aspirations of hard working musicians such as his Dad, Woody Lynch. Along with band members Jon Haney (bass and sound), Deuce Collins (lead guitar), Bill Morris (keyboards), Doug Goltz (steel guitar), Tore Bob Baker (drums) and Michelle Haney (sound tech), Richard is proud to bring "country" back to country music for his many friends and fans.
The Richard Lynch Band’s fans and followers believe, "If you weren't a country music fan before, you will be after you hear Richard.” All who experience the Richard Lynch Band are moved by the true country sounds and accomplishments of this crowd pleasing group of true to themselves pickers. So come for the music, stay for some fun, leave with a memory and we’ll see you at the farm or at the next performance of The Richard Lynch Band at your place, Keepin it Country.
**2015 Inductee into The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame
** 2015 Album of The Year award from AAAmusiclinx
** Named one of 2015's Best Albums by My Kind of Country
** 2015 Humanitarian of The Year - Josie Awards Show
** 2015 Band of the Year - Josie/Country Blast Radio
** 2015 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee at Nashville Universe
** 2015 Entertainer of the Year Nominee at Nashville Universe
** 2015 Entertainer of The Year - CMG Global Radio Network
** 2015 Album of The Year - CMG Global Radio Network - "Last of A Dying
** 2015 Song of The Year - CMG Global Radio Network - "She's Got Me
** 2014 Male Artist of the Year Nominee by the Independent Country Music
** 2014 Male Country Vocalist of the Year at CMG Global Radio Network
Additional Booking Notes
All sound equipment available including lighting and stage if needed
Past Booked Events
|September 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ohnward Fine Arts Ctr. - Maquoketa, IA|
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cactus Club - Donna, TX|
|January 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Southern Comfort Park - Weslaco, TX|
|January 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Casa Del Sol Park - Donna, TX|
|January 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Casa Del Valle - Alamo, TX|
|January 15, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Tropic Star Resort - Pharr, TX|
|January 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pine To Palm Park - Weslaco, TX|
|January 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cactus Club - Donna, TX|
|January 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Country Side Park - Donna, TX|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bentson Palm Village - Mission, TX|
|January 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Canyon Lake Park - Palmhurst, TX|
|January 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Paradise Park - Harligen, TX|
|December 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cactus Club - Donna, TX|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Fling Barn - Hollsboro, OH|
|September 26, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Old Timers Day - Xenia, OH|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Oeders Lake F.A.R.M. Club - Morrow, OH|
|Richard Lynch||Lead singer, acoustic guitar|
|Jon Haney||Bass player, vocals, sound engineer|
|Jerry Hughes||Keyboard player|
|Doug Goltz||Steel guitar player|
|Duece Collins||Lead Guitar player|
Influences & Inspiration
All the legends of real, traditional country music
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